Subject: Public Act Protecting Watershed Land, Upcoming Conference and Forum
From: "Keep The Woods"
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 00:03:28 -0400


Public Act 06-53 "PROTECTING DRINKING WATER WATERSHEDS FROM DETRIMENTAL DEVELOPMENTS" has been signed into law by Governor Rell.  Development has been shown to compromise water quality.  "This bill is particularly important, considering that about half the land in Connecticut's drinking water watersheds is threatened with development," said CFE Endangered Lands Coalition Coordinator Karen Burnaska.

Two upcoming events:

1.  Conference sponsored by CT Watershed Conservation Network: 
Saving Land and Water Together
Friday, May 19, 2006
9 AM to 2 PM (8:30, check-in and light breakfast)
DeKoven House in Middletown (directions here)

CT's United Voice for River & Watershed Conservation
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
7 West St., Suite 33
POB 1797
Litchfield, CT 06759
Tel:  860-361-9349

2.  Environmental Forum sponsored by the Greenwich Land Trust: 
Air, Land, Water...and the Link to Our Children's Health
Sunday, May 21, 2006
4:30 - 6:00 PM (refreshments and reception to follow)
Greenwich Country Day School
Middle School Auditorium
410 Old Church Road, Greenwich

Guest speakers:
Robert W. Amler, M.D.. Dean of New York Medical College's School of Public Health
Gina McCarthy, Commissioner, CT Department of Environmental Protection
Carl Safina, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, Blue Ocean Institute
Opening remarks by Adam Rhodie, Headmaster, Greenwich Country Day School

The event is free and open to the public.
Reservations at, or 629-2151
For more information and directions visit

Don't forget!!  Flamig Farm will donate $1 for each yard of mulch sold through May 15th to KTW.  658-5070

Mark your calendars:  Eggstock 2006, June 24 at Flamig Farm. 

Keep The Woods!